Regular price: £19.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
OR
In Basket

Summary

The gripping new psychological thriller from the author of Do Me No Harm. For fans of C. L. Taylor and Clare Mackintosh.

Two women, two secrets, one murder...

If someone took away your perfect life, how far would you go to get it back?

Ellen's family is her world. So when her husband leaves her for another woman, she is almost destroyed. But not quite, because Ellen has a plan, a way to make those who have hurt her suffer.

Leila is the other woman. She finally has everything she ever wanted. But Leila's brother has come back into her life, raking up a past that needs to stay buried. One of them will pay for their actions with their life, but which one?

©2017 Julie Corbin (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    80
  • 4 Stars
    43
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    80
  • 4 Stars
    40
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    68
  • 4 Stars
    41
  • 3 Stars
    17
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    2
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ann D
  • Newcastle, England
  • 15-04-17

Original and compelling!

I wasn't at all sure about this book in the early chapters, but once the characters were fleshed out, it got going and how! The two main protagonists, both women, are very well drawn. One is particularly complex, one has hidden depths. The story is original, keeping the listener/reader on their toes. There are several unexpected events and the ending is satisfying. A warning though, there is some pretty gruesome animal abuse here. Once I had a flavour of it, I fast forwarded those moments.

I have not heard this narrator previously. Her performance here is excellent and I will look out for her in the future.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Poor ending

The book starts with what you think is going to be a great revenge / get my own back book. All the way through you're waiting for the next bit, mysterious stories give the promises of something bad and surprising. At the end though you think the writer just gave up, the two who should be at revengeful loggerheads just say Hello and how are you doing kind of thing and that's it. It was a major let down, left me feeling cheated

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Couldn't stop listening!

Good wee psychological thriller. Nothing particularly new but good quality, and the narration is excellent.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Very good

Really well narrated, one of the best yet and makes such a difference. Good story with the odd twist. Nice easy listening.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Captivating

Well and thoughtfully written and outstandingly performed. Author somehow has the listener despise Layla and pity her in equal measure. I thoroughly enjoyed this

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Enjoyable enough

I did enjoy this book, mostly. The story was good and there was enough twists to keep me listening. I loved the stories of Ellen and Leila but didn’t like the explicit sex scenes and animal torture, which I felt were tasteless and unnecessary. The narration was fabulous! As I Scot, I love books set in my home country and read by a Scottish narrator. This book’s narration was faultless. The ending of the book was however disappointing and left me feeling unsatisfied. I feel it would have been better if the book had ended 10 minutes before it did. However, all in all it was a good listen and I would like to read more my this author,

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Not for animal lovers

I enjoyed this book till I got to the ending. What ending?.I had to look to see if i had missed something, but no it could have done with another few pages
The narration was good, as was the story but if you are squeamish about animal cruelty. You may need to skip forward in some places.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good twists slow to start

It started off slow but the narrative was good and good character build. Lots of twists but the animal cruelty elements not needed especially the graphic nature of them.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

awful

I wanted to enjoy this but found it laborious, genuinely hard work on account of poorly-developed characters, a plot that went on & on & on, stretching all kinds of credibility & amateur & infinitely pedantic narration. This is an ambitious piece, but absolutely fails to deliver. I could not recommend - in fact I'd advise 'don't touch' ..

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Ch. c.

Gripping thriller - great story. Found it hard to put down. Scary! Not to be listened to at night!